Do you need a digger licence to operate a digger UK?

Do you need a digger licence to operate a digger UK?

Do you need a digger licence to operate a digger in the United Kingdom?

Answer

No, you do not need to have a valid driver’s licence or an operator’s ticket to legally use a digger on private construction sites, on private land or access roads. However, the operator needs to be competent and trained on the use of the digger and have read and understood the operator’s manual.

If the digger excavator is being used on public roads in the United Kingdom a driver’s licence is required.

The Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) is ultimately responsible for providing and maintaining a safe work environment and ensure that the operator is competent to operate the digger.

Plant Tip:

All construction sites require a NPORS or CPCS excavator 360 degree ticket to operate a telehandler on a construction site. NPORS or CPCS training centres are listed on our site.

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